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  Ipomoea pes-tigridis L.
  Family Name : Convolvulaceae

  Common Names : Tiger's Footprint, Gamet

  Chinese Name : 虎掌藤

Tiger's Footprint,Gamet
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Climber, Vine & Liana
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Mode of Nutrition :
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Kashmir, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Africa, Australia and the Pacific Islands. 
      Native Habitat :
      Local Conservation Status :
      Native to Singapore (Common)
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: An annual herbaceous vine, it has a twining growth form. The surface of the plant is covered in a layer of white hairs. 
      Foliage: The leaves are arranged alternately along the stem. The leaf blade is palmately lobed. The leaf lobes are elliptic to oblong in shape and are tapered at both ends.
      Flowers: The flowers are white and funnel-shaped. The corolla has mid-petaline bands covered sparsely with hairs. 
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      Medicinal (The mashed leaves are used in Java, the Philippines and India and are applied on sores, boils and pimples. )
      [Others]: The plant is considered as a good source of fodder in Africa. 
  • Landscaping Features
    • Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Well-Drained Soils
      Thematic Landscaping :
      Naturalistic Garden
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
      Propagation Method :
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower & Plant Sexuality :
      Bisexual Flowers
      Flower Colour(s) :
      Individual Flower Shape :
      Funnelform / Funnel-shaped
The information given on this website has been compiled from reference works on medicinal plants and/or pron only. It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment and NParks does not purport to provide any medical advice. Reliance on this information is strictly at your own risk. You should always consult your physician before using or consuming a plant for medicinal purposes.

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